As we reported in September, Starz will be pulling its huge catalog from Netflix after the contract between the two companies expires on February 28th. Say goodbye to some of the best films and TV on Netflix; here are the ones we'll miss the most.
So you know how Starz and Netflix broke up, which, sad! But did you further know that Netflix offered up a whopping $300 million per year to make the third-rate movie channel stay? That's ten times their current deal. Yowza.
A large portion of the fresh movies that you can watch on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service are supplied through a deal with Starz. Like Toy Story 3 and Let Me In. Well, they're going to disappear on February 28.
Oh Netflix, which entertainment industry entity won't you terrify? Starz has declared a 90-day waiting period on its TV content, with movies following shortly thereafter. What's this mean? Bad things, if you like Netflix streaming—fewer new releases. Bummer.
Starz is upgrading their infrastructure, transitioning from their MPEG2 systems of old (old, fat DVD codec technology) to sweet MPEG4 (efficiently-packed video that can be scaled more easily to HD). So why am I telling you this? Well, it's totally geektastic knowledge and sometimes I can't help myself. And also, these…
Starz' PC subscription video service, Vongo, reaches version 2.0 today.
Starz, also known as the cheaper and Soprano-less HBO will be launching Vongo, an online movie downloading service. Stuff like this has the tendency to be a little to softwarey for our liking, but this seems like it has potential. Vongo charges a monthy $9.95 fee for its all-you-can-download service. It does require…